Here's how you're told by the President you've been awarded the nation's highest award for bravery
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On Saturday, President Donald Trump hosted 25 living recipients of the Medal of Honor at the White House in recognition of the rarely-celebrated Medal of Honor Day.

But being awarded the the nation's highest military award doesn't happen often. The medal has only been conferred just 18 times after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many recipients lose their lives in the act that the award recognizes.

But some, like retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter — who received the...

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